Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California


After being sandblasted off Limantour Beach we headed inland for some better weather. We made ourselves lunch and ate at picnic tables next to the overflow parking lot at Bear Valley Visitor Center before heading to Earthquake Trail. At the very start of the paved path, keep left at the fork so that the informational signs will be in the proper order. This trail was really kid-friendly and had “For Kids” informative signs all along the path. We learned about fault lines and earthquakes in general, we also learned about the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the one I remember seeing on the news in 1989 that took out sections of the Bay Bridge. It was a very educational mile!

The kiddos’ imaginations went wild on this hike. We were walking through an enchanted forest.

We were brave and daring explorers charting unexplored lands.

There was gold spotted in the creek.

We found a rainbow leaf that had been separated from his family.

We hid in the bushes and spied on a family of deer in a clearing.

We imagined what may have taken shelter in the holes of giant tree trunks.

The misty, pale green moss hanging from the tree boughs must have been put there by tiny flying fairies.

🧚‍♂️ We hope this post inspires you to take a nature walk with someone you love and use your imaginations!

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